The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has announced that it backs a price on carbon, provided it is accompanied by complementary measures that support the property and construction industry.

The paper, ‘Putting a price on pollution: what it means for Australia’s property and construction industry’, sets out the rationale and mechanics for pricing carbon and how this will affect the property and construction industry.

The paper outlines the challenges and opportunities that a carbon price presents for the GBCA’s range of members, including building owners, developers and product manufacturers.

Australian researchers have invented nanotech solar cells that are thin, flexible and use one hundredth the materials of conventional solar cells.

The new Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) has begun operations as an independent research unit within the Federal resources, energy and tourism portfolio.

The Swinburne University of Technology has partnered with home energy management and automation company, GreenWave Reality, to open an Energy Management Research Centre (EMRC).

The NSW Energy Minister Chris Hartcher has announced that the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) will conduct a review to determine a fair price paid for the solar power generated by household systems.

The NSW Government has decided to continue suspension of the scheduled increase of the ethanol mandate while it consults with stakeholder groups in the biofuels industry to address issues of supply shortages.

Queensland’s Government-owned electricity generators (Gencos) have commenced operating under their new structures.

The Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has approved Inpex's Ichthys Browse Basin project, including a gas field facility, pipeline and processing facility, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, subject to environmental conditions

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